By Kazim Ali
"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."—The New Yorker
"A amazing luck. . . . Duras is on the peak of her powers."—Edmund White
Available for the 1st time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one among France's maximum writers.
Late one night, David and Sabana—members of a communist group—arrive at a rustic condo the place they meet Abahn, the fellow they have been despatched to protect and finally kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth guy arrives (also named Abahn), and in the course of the evening those 4 characters talk about existential rules of realizing, capitalism, violence, revolution, and canine, whereas a gun lurks within the historical past the complete time.
Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to brain the performs of Samuel Beckett within the method it explores human lifestyles and affliction within the complicated modern world.
Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of performs, movie scripts, and novels, together with The Ravishing of Lol Stein, The Sea Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's such a lot famous for The Lover, which got the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and used to be made right into a movie in 1992. this is often her 3rd booklet to be released through Open Letter.
Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has released a translation of Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri as well as co-translating Duras's L'Amour. He teaches at Oberlin collage and the collage of Southern Maine.
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